|Elderly Dresden man becomes victim of scam |
|Posted: Friday, June 4, 2010 12:36 pm |
|An elderly Dresden man who is also a hospice patient was the target of an alleged scam at his home on Friday in Dresden. |
According to the victim’s daughter, the 86-year-old was home alone that morning in anticipation of his home health nurses when he found a woman had entered his home and was pilfering through his medications.
After waiting for what he apparently thought was one of his nurses to greet him, the victim went into the room and questioned the stranger.
According to the elderly man’s daughter, the woman was wearing a scrub uniform and claimed she was providing county health services and needed to see his medication.
The stranger then asked for a pen and paper to write down a list of the patient’s medications, according to the daughter. She also allegedly asked to see the elderly man’s pain medication.
What would have been a name tag was not visible to the victim and he described the stranger as being in her mid-40s with blonde hair that was pulled into a ponytail.
He also said she was around 5 feet and 4 inches and weighed between 150 to 165 pounds. The apparent suspect drove a silver passenger car.
The incident was brought to the attention of the Dresden Police Department on Friday afternoon.
Anyone who has experienced a similar situation is asked to contact their nearest law enforcement agency